Gollum wins for Weta

Last updated 20:33 02/02/2014
gollum
ANNIE AWARD: Gollum has won recognition for Weta Digital.

Relevant offers

Film

Movies popular but many saving on snacks NZ festival celebrates global films Harry Potter werewolf actor dies The Curtis method Michelle Rodriguez: FF7 was a roller coaster Trailer to Angelina Jolie's Unbroken looks great Weekend movie guide: July 11 to 13 Director wins by a Whisker Planet of the Apes 'isn't too far from reality' An unlikely harmony

Weta Digital’s most famous CGI character has won it an award at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious animation awards.

The Wellington digital animation studio won the Annie Award for best character animation in a live action production for its work on Gollum in the first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey.

Gollum’s nominated animators — Jeff Capogreco, Jedrzej  Wojtowicz, Kevin Estey, Alessandro Bonora and Gino Acevedo — beat out another Weta team which animated the Goblin King in the same movie, and nominees for a character in Pacific Rim.

However, Weta lost out in the other category it was nominated  in, best animated effects in a live action production, where its work on Man Of Steel was beaten by Pacific Rim.

The biggest award of the night, best animated feature, went to the Disney film Frozen.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which film do you think should take the Best Picture Oscar?

Gravity

12 Years a Slave

Dallas Buyers Club

American Hustle

Philomena

Her

Captain Phillips

The Wolf of Wall Street

Nebraska

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content